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Policy & Activities

07 March, 2007

HBF Response - Water Efficiency in New Buildings

Many of the proposed measures (dual flush toilets, maximum flow rates etc are readily available already and, while HBF has some reservations, most of the proposed standards are achievable with current technology, although customer “buy in” would be a prerequisite.


Our main concern is how this proposed new Building Regulation will fit in with the Code for Sustainable Homes, which is currently worded to require a greater level of water efficiency than Building Regulations (but there is no such target in the existing regulations).